The FUE hair transplant is commonly used as an alternative to other procedures like FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and STRIP. FUE allows our surgeons to harvest hairs from the nape of the neck for use in the frontal hairline and the crown, as well as for facial hair and eyebrow transplants.
For many of our patients, Follicular Unit Extraction provides optimal results. With the FUE transplant, the recovery time and post-operative discomfort are greatly reduced; leaving the patient the ability to continue their daily routine much quicker.
A FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant involves the following steps:
- Hairline Design: The surgeon first assesses the patient’s hair loss and designs a natural-looking hairline that suits their face.
- Donor Site Preparation: The surgeon shaves a small area from the back or sides of the scalp, which serves as the donor site for hair follicles.
- Extraction: Using a specialized punch tool, the surgeon extracts individual hair follicles from the donor site one at a time.
- Preparation of Follicles: After extracting follicles, the surgeon carefully sorts and prepares them for the transplantation process.
- Transplantation: Using a needle, the surgeon creates small incisions in the recipient site and then carefully places the extracted follicles in the incisions. The transplanted hairs blend naturally with the existing hair.
- Post-operative Care: After the surgery is complete, the patient must follow specific post-operative care instructions provided by the surgeon. This involves avoiding strenuous activities, keeping the scalp dry, and staying away from direct sunlight.
The FUE hair transplant approach is a minimally invasive technique that usually takes several hours to accomplish. FUE has several benefits, including less scarring, a quicker recovery time, and more natural-looking results than traditional hair transplant procedures.